Rafa Benitez has been fighting an uphill battle since day one.
He accepts that, and he will also accept a result like this doesn't help his cause.
He had every right to gauge Fernando Torres' reaction to Demba Ba's two-goal haul at St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday by starting him, but it was clear by the 30th minute that the Spaniard was going to be of no use.
Why, then, did Ba only get 10 minutes? It's arguable that, given just five more minutes, the Senegalese hitman could have bagged a vital goal.
Of course, Benitez will point to a bad day at the office in order to escape the Torres-Ba debate, and truthfully put, he's right to do so.
How often does Branislav Ivanović make mistakes? How often does he make two horrendous ones?
As wonderful a result this is for Swansea, Chelsea fans can at least take solace in the fact that this game, 99 times out of 100, is a home win. If Ba starts at the Liberty, we've got a game on our hands.